Spreading the CBC network in Spain
Each year, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) holds the “International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & the Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology”, providing a valuable opportunity for the CBC to present our latest results while also connecting with several international experts in the field.
CBC takes part in biennial entomological congress
Every two years entomologists from around southern Africa gather to attend the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (ESSA) Congress. This year the 21st ESSA congress took place in Durban from 8th – 11th July and 14 CBC staff and students contributed presentations and a poster to the congress.
Strengthening ties with Argentina
The CBC and the Foundation for the Study of Invasive Species (FuEDEI- for its Spanish acronym) have been working together for a number of years on the biological control of invasive weeds. From the 10th of February to the 27th of April 2019, the CBC hosted Tomás Righetti, a PhD student based with FuEDEI in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Biological control as a means to fight water loss
Rhodes University’s Communications Division recently sat down with Distinguished Professor Martin Hill from the Centre for Biological Control, to discuss the history of biological control at Rhodes University and how this method of fighting alien plant species is helping drought-stricken areas like ours replenish water loss.